While the mining machines are a new business line for ZJBC, it is not the AI and cloud communications-focused company's first foray into the cryptocurrency mining business. It noted that one of its subsidiaries, Changshi Telecommunication, has been building and maintaining blockchain mining farms since 2018.
Citing energy concerns, China’s Inner Mongolia region bans crypto mining
The highly polluted region is one of China’s largest cryptocurrency mining centers, but it’s power grid is overtaxed as Beijing pushes renewables
One of China’s largest bitcoin mining regions, Inner Mongolia’s electricity generation comes largely from highly polluting coal-burning power plants. It accounts for about 8% of the total global bitcoin mining. Yet Beijing has been pushing for more renewable energy for years, as pollution levels grow.
Blockchain and digital currencies advance in Asia
India’s largest bank has joined JPMorgan’s Liink payments project as central banks from China, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates join Hong Kong’s multinational digital currency project
The State Bank of India, which manages nearly a quarter of the nation’s assets as well as its loan and deposits market, decided to join JPMorgan’s blockchain payments system. Meanwhiles, the State Bank of India, a nationally owned retail bank, will use JPMorgan’s Liink blockchain system to make its cross border-payments faster and cheaper.
China expands digital yuan testing in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong
China’s digital currency will undergo large-scale testing in the nation’s capital, its commercial center, and its wealthiest province
The digital yuan’s highest profile tests began in Shenzhen in September, when city officials held a lottery, giving away $1.5 million in 50,000 in “digital red envelopes” containing 200 yuan—about $30—usable at 4,000 merchants who signed up to accept the digital yuan. That and subsequent tests have been called wildly successful by People’s Bank of China Governor Yi gang.